We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nice mountain view

A must visit to see Mt. Nantai. Cable car to Kegon falls subject to wind conditions. I think the... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2018
An Amazing view.

Since we are from the Netherlands, and everything there is pretty flat, this is really amazing. The... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Oss, The Netherlands
Read all 157 reviews
All photos (170)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good55%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“cable car”(5 reviews)
“kegon falls”(6 reviews)
“nikko station”(2 reviews)
Hosoo Fukazawa, Nikko 321-1445, Tochigi Prefecture
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Nikko
from $66.19
More Info
from $124.55
More Info
Reviews (157)
Filter reviews
22 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cable car kegon falls nikko station ropeway fog route mountains winter
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 22 reviews
Reviewed December 25, 2018

A must visit to see Mt. Nantai. Cable car to Kegon falls subject to wind conditions. I think the service is interrupted by wind very often.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kt_malaysia
Reviewed November 1, 2018

From the Nikko Station, it was about a 1 hour bus ride to this outstanding parking area that served as an observation deck high in the mountains. We were very fortunate that the foggy weather cleared enough for us to get some great photos of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dao1949
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Since we are from the Netherlands, and everything there is pretty flat, this is really amazing. The view of the falls and lake are so beautiful, it is like looking at a painting. Seeing the tiny cars, boats, it is so wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ChibiSuzan
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Since it was on the way up to Okunikko, we stopped by, took the short ropeway ride to the viewing platform. Admittedly one could see great views from 2 ends....facing Nikko and the other Lake Churenji and beyond. But felt I could jave seen this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BertSG
Reviewed November 10, 2017

this ropeway is quite short but it gets you to the top of the mountain where you can see perfectly the waterfall, the lake and the village. we arrived around 9am and we didn't have to wait, but later was really busy, there are only...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Pepusina
Reviewed November 6, 2017

We went there on a foggy and rainy day and the management did put out a sign that said visibility is extremely low due to the fog. That's why we didn't get on the ropeway. And we appreciate how the Japanese make things transparent. But...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank jaylowe
Reviewed August 22, 2017

at common, seems like a small place. but when you going to observation place by cable cart. You will feel something magnificent place. especially when you are going this place on falls or winter.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Firman D
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Ride the Tobu Nikko bus heading for Chuzenji Lake and make the stop at Akechidaira. I was not lucky. Arrived here and it was empty because the fog was so thick and no one rides the ropeway..

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank fajaradiartha
Reviewed November 11, 2016

There is a ropeway that is accessible by the two day pass for shuttle bus for which there is big que . I do not think which so much to see the time squandered in waiting for the ropeway is worth it and so this...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank pilgrim_gsa
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

It was a very clear day so the views from the observation plateau were stunning. We had a perfect view of Kegon waterfall and Lake Chuzenji. We waited about half an hour to get on the cable car, but it was worth the wait.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank L123V
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 158 nearby hotels
Hotel Hanaan
84 reviews
1.13 miles away
Hoshino Resorts KAI Nikko
98 reviews
1.15 miles away
Hatago Nagomi
20 reviews
1.32 miles away
Nikko Sansui
25 reviews
1.34 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 871 nearby restaurants
The Dining Nantai
16 reviews
.88 miles away
Shizen Shokuno Mise Kiribana
11 reviews
.86 miles away
Moon Bow
6 reviews
.96 miles away
7 reviews
.78 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 300 nearby attractions
Kegon Falls
1,438 reviews
.84 miles away
Irohazaka Route
277 reviews
.12 miles away
Akechidaira Ropeway
44 reviews
.17 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Akechidaira Observation Area staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Travel Forum Posts
Nikko - Which pass to get? (4 Replies)
Hi All, We will be in Nikko for 1.5 days starting 12th Nov. We will be traveling from Tokyo and have a JR pass. Things we would want to do in Nikko: Day 1: Toshogu Shrine, Futarasan Shrine, Rinnoji Temple and other architecture around nikko Day2: Akechidaira Observation Area, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Waterfall, Yudaki Falls, Ryuzu Waterfalls Which pass / passes do you think would be ideal for us? There are 7 or more different passes and we are really confused which one to get. Any...More
November 06, 2017|
Response from894hkw|
As I will be getting Tobu World Square & Nikko All Area Pass, and I wish to go to Kawamata Dam 川俣ダム & Setoai-kyo Gorge 吊り橋. From Kunigawa Onsen bus terminal, I need to take Municipal Bus. Does this pass cover Municipal Bus? Thanks